Rethinking the funding equation: Can general operating support become the new normal?

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Nonprofit leaders are raising their voices on the issue of operating support. While I stood silent as a professional working at Treehouse, today’s leaders are starting to speak up about the great need for unrestricted funding. Vu Le, a Seattle nonprofit leader, has received national recognition for his humorous, spot-on blog that contains several posts about this issue.

Yet with all of this momentum, why does general operating support still account for only a relative fraction of all grantmaking?

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While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of funding general operating support, it is not yet the norm.

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January 2016

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Jen Teunon



Beyond the Grant 
Grantmaking and Changemaking

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